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Butterflies of the World | Amherst | Feb. 1

Jan 19 2018
Butterflies of the World Thursday, February 1 at 7 PM – 8 PM Hitchcock Center for the Environment 845 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Come dream about butterflies in February! Butterflies of the World is a powerpoint presentation featuring images of butterflies from every major continent throughout their life cycles. Participants learn fascinating [continue reading]

Saturday Family Science – Coping with Cold | Amherst | Jan. 13

Dec 29 2017
Saturday Family Science – Coping with Cold Hosted by Hitchcock Center for the Environment Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10 AM – 11 AM Hitchcock Center for the Environment 845 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the [continue reading]

Early-Morning Birding at Graves Farm, May 13

May 6 2017
Early-Morning Birding at Graves Farm
Sat, May 13, 2017 7:00 am – 8:30 am Location: Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Audience: Adult Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $5.00
Sharpen your bird identification skills during the spring migration season. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about the many birds that [continue reading]

Plants and Place: Native Flora in Western Massachusetts,

Mar 29 2017
Saturday, April 1 at 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Historic Deerfield
Tickets available at
From their arrival in the 17th century, European colonists began noting changes in New England’s ecology and landscape. Their recorded impressions largely consisted of observations in the form of letters, diaries, pamphlets, and reports of discoveries. [continue reading]

Bird Walk at Graves Farm

Mar 23 2017
Bird Walk at Graves Farm
Sat, Apr 08, 2017 7:00 am – 10:00 am Location: Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary; Adams Road, Williamsburg, MA 01096 Audience: Adult
Members: $10.00
Nonmembers: $15.00
Enjoy beautiful Graves Farm while searching for birds during the peak of migration. This is an easy two [continue reading]

Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk/Talk, May 20

Mar 18 2017
May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Chester, Massachusetts Round Top Hill Chester
Join us for a spring ephemeral walk & talk! Led by former Hilltown Land Trust MassLIFT-AmeriCorps service member Nicole Rhodes, we will check out the wildflowers on a protected property in Chester. The short, but moderately difficult hike will [continue reading]

Wildlife Tracking Event with Hilltown Land Trust, Feb. 11

Feb 7 2017
Berkshire Wildlife Linkages and Winter Tracking Bullitt Reservation 332 Bullitt Road – Ashfield
Feb 11th, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a fun day of tracking and learning about the importance of corridors and connectivity in wildlife conservation!
10-10:30 — Laura Marx from the Nature Conservancy will share [continue reading]

Plant Vandals: A talk and tour of an environmental sculpture and Graves Farm

Nov 9 2016
The Williamsburg Woodland Trails Committee invites you to attend this event sponsored by our partner, Mass Audubon:
Plant Vandals: A talk and tour of an environmental sculpture and Graves Farm

Thu, Nov 17, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 East St., Easthampton [continue reading]

Drought Produces Region’s Driest Summer Since 1956

Aug 29 2016
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, August 27, 2016, by Stephanie Murray
Southampton farmer Tom Bashista doesn’t bother with insuring his crops.
What’s the use, he says, of spending all your earnings from a good year on insurance, waiting for a bad year to come along?
He’s standing next to an apple [continue reading]

Northampton garden tour to benefit Forbes Library

Jun 1 2016
The tour has a strong educational component with handouts that explain the gardeners’ views of each garden; it includes a selection of varied gardens that are mostly done by homeowners rather than professionals.
NORTHAMPTON –Todd H. Buzzee and David K. Bliss want show others just what amateur gardeners can do. They have several gardens, [continue reading]

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